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Board Member Biographies


Katherine Sebestyen
Katherine Sebestyen

Katherine was appointed to the Board in 2012. She was previously on the boards of the Hingham, MA Historical Society and the Hingham Garden Club (President). While living in Sydney, she was on the boards of The American Club, The Australian-American Association and The American Women’s Club (President). Joining her husband, Frank, on a work related assignment in Bermuda, Katherine served as a docent at the Bermuda National Gallery and worked with the Bermuda Film Festival. Returning to the US, Katherine joined the staff of the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT as a docent.

Katherine and Frank moved to Warwick in 2009 to be near two of their three grown children and two granddaughters.

Bill Pass
Bill Pass
Vice President

Bill was elected to the Board in 2017. He is a Florida native and has lived with his family in Vista Lakes since 2002. Since retiring from Orange County in 2016 Bill has sought to serve Vista Lakes in several capacities in order to help maintain and preserve the lifestyle of our diverse neighborhood. He was raised and worked in the construction industry which originally led him to serve on the Architectural Review Committee. He was appointed to the CDD where he strives to maintain our CDD properties in a manner consistent with the HOA amenities and have Vista Lakes present a vibrant image where people desire and are proud to live.

Bill served in the U. S. Navy as a pilot prior to returning to Miami where he worked in one of the Southeast’s largest companies in the finishing trades including construction work in the Panama Canal Zone. He moved to Orlando in the mid 1970’s where he continued in the construction field. Later he began a career with Orange County Government as a District Maintenance Supervisor and Program Manager performing housing rehabilitation for qualified low-income homeowners to maintain healthy, safe and useful housing. During his career he has served on numerous industry and community associations and boards as well as being a mediator in Orange County helping to resolve varied consumer issues.

Bill has the ability and desire to remain an active part in his community by serving in any capacity where he can meld the desires of all our homeowners to keep us as one of the most desirable neighborhoods to live.

John Daly
John Daly
Board Member

John Daly and his family have lived in Florida since 2005 and moved to Vista Lakes in 2009. 

He currently serves as the Director of Corporate Operations at the U.S. Navy center for research, development, test and evaluation, and acquisition of training systems at Research Park. 

Prior to working for the Navy as a civilian, he worked as an executive in the Department of Homeland Security after a 24 year career in the U.S. Coast Guard.  He twice served at the White House during his career, working directly for the President of the United States.  He is a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and has an MBA from the College of William & Mary. 

In addition, he is an Associate Faculty at Valencia College where he teaches homeland security and criminal justice courses. He has a Real Estate Certificate from Valencia College and served as President of a Homeowner's Association (HOA) in South Florida at a community similar in size and style to Vista Lakes.

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