Executive Staff

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    Jeffrey Lynford

    President and CEO

    Mr. Lynford brings extensive not-for-profit, higher-education, business, real estate, and civic experience to the EHS leadership position. He is currently a Commissioner of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and serves as Deputy Chair on the board of New York University and the Polytechnic Institute of NYU. Previously, he was a member of the Advisory Council of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, Vice Chair of the Global Heritage Fund, and a trustee or director of various not-for-profit organizations including the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Citizens Budget Commission, and the Caramoor International Center for Music and the Arts.

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    Christy Gaiti-Chatfield

    Senior Vice President of Student Life

    Christy Gaiti-Chatfield 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, 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.

Letter from the EHS Staff

Dear Future Resident,

If you are visiting our website then that means you are on your way to making your dreams come true in the Big Apple -- congratulations! EHS is ready to help every step of the way. We have provided our top-notch housing services to thousands of students and interns from around the globe for 25+ years, and are thrilled to grow and continue this proud tradition with you.

EHS staff members specialize in helping make your transition into college or intern life go as smoothly as possible. Our Student Life Team consists of staffers who work on-site in each building, ready to answer any questions you may have and lend any help they can. We will also provide you with some tremendous opportunities to meet your neighbors and explore NYC with events ranging from movie nights in the building to seeing a Yankees game. You are about to join your fellow EHS residents in experiencing life in one of the world's greatest hubs of culture and creativity, leading to lasting memories and friendships.

Educational Housing Services believes in providing nothing less than a safe and exciting living environment for you to enjoy. We want you to feel at home and happy, and we will do the best job possible to meet your needs and exceed your expectations. We will work our hardest to make sure you get the absolute most from your time staying with us in NYC, and can't wait to see you soon.


The EHS Staff