Educational Housing Services, Inc. Announces the Promotion of Four Members of the Senior Management Team

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Faye Bean, Christy Gaiti-Chatfield, Kevin Gross, and Joe LaVacca Promoted

Educational Housing Services, Inc. (EHS) has announced the promotion of four members of its senior management team. After twenty-five years as a resource for student and intern housing in New York City, Educational Housing Services, Inc. (EHS) is reorganizing its leadership as it looks towards the future. The appointment of President and CEO, Jeffrey H. Lynford last November marked the beginning of a complete leadership restructuring, including the recent election of five new members of the Board of Directors.

Mr. Lynford comments, “These four individuals have shown incredible dedication to this organization over the past decade. I have great confidence that they will consistently and successfully guide EHS in a direction that provides our clients with unrivaled services and facilities.”

Faye Bean is now the Senior Vice President of Leasing and Marketing. With over 20 years of experience in business, customer service and creative marketing, she joined EHS in 1998 where she used her prior talent in the hospitality and marketing industries to set new standards within the company. Her expertise combines a decade of designing creative marketing campaigns, developing effective methodologies and processes for their execution and delighting as well as exceeding the expectations of her clients. Faye attended SUNY Brockport while working towards her bachelor's degree in liberal arts.

Christy Gaiti-Chatfield takes the role of Senior Vice President of Student Life. Christy leads EHS's efforts to help residents maximize their New York City experience. Along with her staff Christy designs the countless recreational programs and opportunities for residents to meet one another and explore the wonders of New York safely, conveniently and affordably. Prior to arriving at EHS in 2004, Christy was responsible for the Residence Life department and eventually became the Dean of Students at Marymount Manhattan College. She has a Masters Degree in Student Personnel Administration in Higher Education from New York University and Bachelor Degrees in both Psychology and Social Work from Widener University.

Kevin Gross now holds the title of Vice President of Facilities and Property Management. Kevin has been with EHS since July of 2005, and has 12 years of experience in educational property management. At EHS Kevin directs and monitors the daily and long-term projects throughout EHS’s property portfolio. Along with his staff he ensures the seamless upkeep of all aspects of building maintenance, repairs and capital improvements. He holds a Masters degree in Urban Studies from Trinity University, and attended Columbia University. Kevin previously worked for ARAMARK Education.

Joe LaVacca has assumed the role of Treasurer. Joe has over 20 years of accounting experience and has been with EHS since the end of 2002. Joe’s responsibilities include overseeing the day-to-day financial operations, the analysis and development of budgets and financial forecasts, as well as the year-end audits and financial personnel. His past work experience including roles as Assistant Controller for the Parish of Trinity Church, Accounting Manager at Graham & James, LLP, Controller at Sanus Health Plans of NY, and Assistant Controller at Reid & Priest, LLP. He is also a Notary Public State of New York.

About Educational Housing Services

Educational Housing Services Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that has provided safe and convenient off-campus housing in New York City for college students and interns since 1987. The organization works with many academic institutions and corporations to provide housing for over 10,000 students and interns annually, and also leases to individual students. EHS operates eight student residences in Manhattan and Brooklyn, each of which offers fully-furnished and amenity-rich accommodations that include 24-hour security, a live-in residential staff, laundry rooms, fitness facilities, and an active student life program. For details visit

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