Program leadership team


Program Manager - Phoenix Campus

Michael Middlebrooks joined the team at The Opportunity Tree in 2017 as a Direct Support Professional and quickly climbed the ranks to DSP Supervisor and most recently to Program Manager in Phoenix.

Michael has a background and passion for athletics, with a focus on wrestling and was an All American Wrestler at East Los Angeles College.

In addition to this Michael has also volunteered with the Boys and Girls Club of Buena Park, California and coached wrestling at Buena Park High School for three years and The Rock Church for a year.

Osvaldo (Ozzie) Cervantes

Osvaldo (Ozzie) Cervantes

Service Coordinator - Phoenix

Osvaldo (Ozzie) Cervantes Jr. has been employed with The Opportunity Tree since June of 2014 and has worked in the field since March of 1989.

Currently he is the Service Coordinator for Phoenix.

Ozzie has experience in vocational training, habilitation for adults as well as in augmentative communication programming and the use of assistive technology to enhance communication and independent living skills.

Kinsey Wood

Kinsey Wood

Program Manager - Avondale Campus

Kinsey originally joined The Opportunity Tree as an intern in 2020, and eventually joined the organization as Service Coordinator of Employment & DTA Services at the Avondale Campus in 2022.
She has a bachelor’s degree in social work from Northern Arizona University.
Kinsey has a passion for working with people and problem solving, both of which come to the forefront of her social work practice every day.
She tries to practice in a way that not only problem solves, but ensures the rights of those she is working with. 


Rita Munoz

Rita Munoz

Service Coordinator Casa Grande

Rita Munoz, Service Coordinator of Casa Grande has worked at The Opportunity Tree since 2005.

Rita received her Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate from Central Arizona College and has since quickly risen through the ranks from Program Assistant to Residential Support Supervisor.




Program Manager - Maricopa Campus

Tracy Eshelman joined the team at The Opportunity Tree in 2011, currently serving as the Maricopa Program Manager.

Her passion for working with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities began while working in high school.


Rick Boynton

Rick Boynton

Employment first manager

Rick joined The Opportunity Tree in 2021 as an Employment Services Manager and has since transitioned to TOT’s Employment First Manager.  

Rick spent years in the for-profit world working as a forensic engineering specialist and project manager.  This work experience gave him a keen understanding of the needs of the for-profit business community.  He also worked as a Community Based Program Manager, in which he was in-charge of developing partnerships/relationships with outside businesses for the purpose of providing employment opportunities and training for the community we serve.  

He is a fifth generation native Arizonan.  His passions outside of helping people are the arts, music and his family.




Our Locations


3146 E. Windsor Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85008

Casa Grande

209 W. 1st St.

Casa Grande, AZ 85122


328 W. Western Ave.

Avondale, AZ 85323


19756 North Maricopa Rd.

Suites #108 & 109

Maricopa, AZ 85139

Campus Hours: 

Monday - Friday - 8 AM - 6 PM

The Opportunity Tree is closed on federal holidays. 

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