Board Members

Jim Walsh, President

  • MBA, Xavier University, Cincinnati

Deacon Walsh is Assistant Director of the Office for Social Ministry in the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego, and is the diocesan Restorative Justice Program Director.

Deacon Walsh is married and spent 25 years in the corporate world as a senior executive. Today his work in restorative justice includes:

  • supervising victim support teams
  • supervising support teams to friends and families of the incarcerated
  • coordinating victim/offender reconciliation
  • supervising special bereavement ministry to survivors of violent death
  • coordinating over 300 Catholic Detention Ministry Volunteers who serve in 27 jails and prison facilities in the diocese, with an inmate population of over 25,000
  • serving the San Diego Sheriff?s and Probation Departments as a chaplain, and Catholic chaplain and volunteer coordinator
  • creating and leading the Catholic Jail Chaplain formation program for lay volunteer jail chaplains.

John Cox, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer

  • J.D. IIT/Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • B.A. University of Illinois, Chicago

Mr. Cox is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Massachusetts. From January 1977 to January 1980, Mr. Cox was a Tax Specialist and Supervising Tax Specialist at the Chicago office of Coopers & Lybrand. In January of 1980, Mr. Cox joined the Chicago law firm of Krupp & Miller. There, Mr. Cox participated in arranging the financing for several national enterprises, as well as participating in tax and securities law matters.

In February, 1981, Mr. Cox founded the law firm, John H. Cox & Associates, Ltd., now known as Cox, Oakes & Associates, Ltd. He later opened an investment advisory firm (Cox Financial Group, Ltd), a real estate management company (Equity Property Management, LLC) and a venture capital firm (Financial Equity Associates, Inc).

In the 1990's, Mr. Cox led the investment group that purchased Jays Foods, a major regional food manufacturer, saving over 600 local jobs. He recruited and led a team of managers who turned a $17 million loss into a $3 million profit in less than a year.

Mr. Cox has served on a local school board, a zoning board and on the boards of charities such as the Rebuilding Together North Shore Chapter (former Christmas in April), Chicago USO, American Cancer Society, Boys Hope/Girls Hope and United Charities.

John is the father of four daughters; Sarah, Stephanie, Shannon and Julianne. He and his wife, the former Sarah Hall, reside in Rancho Santa Fe.

John McGinnis

  • B.S. University of Texas

Mr. McGinnis is Founder of Zetachron of State College, Pennsylvania, and Cygnus Research of South San Francisco. Both are biotech companies with specialization in pharmaceutical delivery systems and diabetes diagnostics. He is also owner, Founder, and Chief Executive of West Valley Financial Management of San Diego, New York, and London.

Currently, Mr. McGinnis is co-owner and co-founder of Del Mar Pacific Construction, a profitable California General Contractor. He is also owner and founder of Xpera, a company providing expert witnesses in construction defect and computer forensics; and co-owner of Harlingwood Management, a well-respected private equity manager.

Mr. McGinnis is married to Brandee Corrine McGinnis, and has five children. He was a board member of the YMCA for eight years, and is a member of several charitable institutions. He enjoys snow and water skiing, tennis, cycling, and SCUBA.

Teri Quealy, Past Board Chair

  • J.D., University of South Carolina
  • B.A., University of South Carolina

Ms. Quealy graduated from the University of South Carolina Law School in 1979 and is currently a partner at the law firm of Wayne Thomas and Associates. She and her husband moved to Los Angeles before settling in San Diego.

Ms. Quealy has three grown sons, including fraternal twins age 21 and a 28 year old son. She loves to play golf, spend time at the beach and travel. Ms. Quealy is also a volunteer wish granter for the Make A Wish Foundation and is a member of the Dana Unit of Children's Hospital Auxiliary, which just had its yearly fundraiser in the Wooded Area of Pt. Loma.

Ralph Riccardi

  •  B.A. Montclair (NJ) State University
  •  M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University

Mr. Riccardi started his career as a high school English teacher in Midland Park, NJ. He entered the municipal bond industry thirty years ago and has held various positions within it until starting his own company sixteen years ago. RMR Asset Management Company is a municpal bond trading firm based in Chula Vista where he also resides with his wife, Teresa. They have four grown children and are active Friends of Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside, CA.