John Cox was born, raised and educated in Chicago. He received his undergraduate degrees in Accounting and Political Science, and earned a law degree from ITT/ Chicago Kent College Law. Since 1981, Mr. Cox has founded law and accounting firms, an investment advisory firm, a real estate management company and a venture capital firm. He built these businesses over the years to increase their value to over $200 million in assets.
John believes in community service and neighbors helping one another. He served on a local school board, a zoning board and on the boards of charities such as the USO, American Cancer Society, Boys Hope/Girls Hope and United Charities. In addition to serving on RJMPs Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer since 2013, he is a member of the Lincoln Club of San Diego and the New Majority San Diego.
John is the father of four daughters. He and his wife, the former Sarah Hall, reside in Rancho Santa Fe.
Daniela Reali began her law career in 2002. Since 2005 she has worked at the Office of the Public Defender in the County of San Diego. Her experience includes representing both juveniles and adults in criminal proceedings. Currently, she represents adults who are charged with felonies. Daniela is very interested in evidenced-based practices, including restorative justice. Prior to being a public defender, Daniela worked as a civil attorney, representing both corporations as well as plaintiffs in various areas including tort and products liability, class actions, construction defect and personal injury.
In her free time, Daniela enjoys travel, running and spending time with family. She joined RJMPs Board of Directors in 2015.
Mary F. Harrison is a nonprofit Executive Director with 25 years in the field of public health policy, substance abuse prevention and community organizing and advocacy. As a long time community volunteer, she has served as an executive mentor with the Fieldstone Foundation, a tutor for adult-learners with the Carlsbad Library Learning Center and former President and current board member with the San Diego Playwrights Project. She has an MBA from National University, a BA from California State University Northridge and a Professional Certificate in Fundraising and Resource Development from University of California, San Diego. Continuing to build on her passion for volunteer community service, she is serving as a mediation facilitator, resource development consultant and member of the Board of Directors for the Restorative Justice Mediation Program. Serving RJMP fits perfectly with her personal goals and she is excited to be a part of an organization dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by crime through restorative justice practices and healthy and safe communities for all.
Jim Esposito holds a Juris Doctor degree from Western State University, Fullerton and a BA from Santa Clara University. Since 1984 Mr. Esposito has been actively involved real estate development and homebuilding in San Diego, California and Tucson, Arizona. Mr. Esposito was the Principal of Esposito Development Company, in San Diego and Catalina Communities in Tucson, Arizona, and was the Director of Land Acquisition and Development for Reynolds Communities. He is the Managing Member and Principal of Roseville Diamond K, LLC which owns, operates and manages mobile home park communities within California.
Jim has served as a board member of the Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA. He is an active member of The Church of the Nativity’s Church Men’s Group and their juvenile detention ministry for the past five years. In his spare time he enjoys surfing, snow skiing, and playing guitar. Jim is married and has a grown son.
Jim is new to RJMP and says his motivation to serve on the board is the opportunity to be part of a process that gives both the victim of a crime and the defendant a safe environment where the parties can freely discuss and resolve a myriad of issues that are not normally addressed in a conventional court proceeding.
Craig Ryall was born, raised and educated in Southern California. He has a BS in Information Systems and an MBA from San Diego State University.
Craig has been in the computer software business for over 30 years. He served as a sales and operations executive for several industry leading corporations including Dell, Quest Software and Peregrine Systems (acquired by HP). During that time he and his teams were responsible for generating hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue and managing operating budgets of up to $450M annually. He is currently semi-retired and doing consulting projects for medium to large software and SaaS companies.
Craig believes in community service and giving back and is shifting more time to that in semi-retirement. He is active in his church community, and is a regular volunteer with Catholic Charities and other local charitable organizations.
Craig is married to wife Lori and together they have 5 daughters.
Robert Ehnow is the Associate Director of Restorative Justice at the Catholic Diocese of San Diego. He is an adjunct faculty member at San Diego State University’s School of Public Affairs. He holds a PhD in Leadership Studies and Non-profit Management from the University of San Diego (2018). Robert is a distinguished graduate of the Naval War College (2002). He also holds a Master in Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Oklahoma (1996), and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Villanova University (1987).
Robert was the president and principal of MARDOC Corporation (2008-2011). Robert is a retired United States Marine Corps Officer with twenty-years of active service (1988-2008). His military experience includes command at the battalion/squadron level, operations management, logistics readiness and management, and human resources management. He has served in a combat zone four times to include two tours as a commanding officer.
Robert is the Chair of the Education Committee for the Prisoner Reentry Roundtable for San Diego County. He is an active volunteer at San Diego State University’s Project Rebound in support of formerly incarcerated university students. He is a life member of the Nu Lambda Mu International Honor Society with the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council.
Richard Grosch is a successful and active business owner in the community of Ocean Beach and current Executive Vice President of Educational Collaboration for the San Diego Community College District Board of Trustees.
With a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Masters of Arts in Human Behavior and Leadership, Rich has held various positions as Teacher, Assistant Principal, Coach, Alumni Director, and Chairman of local schools, colleges and community boards. In his spare time Rich likes to restore old homes and cars, with him most recent being the restoration of a 1949 Desoto Woodie Station Wagon.
Rich is deeply committed to helping find non-punitive solutions in our criminal justice system. He is attracted to the fact that the Restorative Justice Mediation Program is dedicated to finding resolution for the victim and the perpetrator and providing an agreeable solution other than jail. He believes that programs and training exist within the San Diego Community College system to achieve positive outcomes and provide a roadmap for future success. Rich’s hope is that in the years to come RJMP will play a pivotal role in restoring lives and achieving positive results for those we serve.