Tom Perry
Executive Director
Phone: 920-236-5185
perry@winlit.org

Tom has over 20 years of nonprofit executive leadership experience and over 30 years working in human services fields. Born in Illinois, most of Tom’s working career has been in Wisconsin after he graduated from Beloit College. Program design and optimum organizational efficiency are his passion as well as exotic travel and spending time with his family.

 

Julia Frascona
Education Director
Cell: 920-573-5065
frascona@winlit.org

Julia has an MA in education and spent 20 years as a special education teacher licensed in the areas of Learning Disabilities, Behavior and Emotional Disabilities, and Alternative Education. She served 3 years as an adjunct university instructor and student teacher supervisor prior to joining WALC. Julia designs and manages our learner-centered programs and classes. As she has spent her entire career working to break the cycles of poverty and education inequality, finding her way to literacy education has enabled her to continue that work. In her free time, she enjoys reading, painting and quiet reflection. 


Dr. Oxana Martynova-Perzentka

Vocational Services Director
Cell: 920-573-5506
perzentka@winlit.org

Dr. Martynova-Perzentka joined the Literacy Council in 2013. She directs the Road to Work program and acts as a job coach and conducts one-to-one & group sessions to help refugees and immigrants develop effective resumes, apply for jobs, develop interviewing skills, get their credentials evaluated, and connect with local employers.

Previously, Oxana worked as an Associate Professor at the Department of Linguistics and Cross-Cultural Communication at Lipetsk State Pedagogical University in Lipetsk, Russia. She holds her PhD degree in Philology from Moscow Pedagogical State University. Oxana dedicated 15 years of her teaching career working with undergraduate and graduate students teaching them English as a Second Language.

In her free time, Oxana practices Reiki, studies Numerology & Aromatherapy, and enjoys the outdoors and traveling the World.

Anna Metcalf
Communications & Events Manager
Cell: 920-573-5057
ametcalf@winlit.org

As an Oshkosh area native, Anna aims to continue bettering and uniting our community. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication from UW Oshkosh in 2017. During her time there, she found joy in working with individuals from all over the world. Through these experiences, she was enlightened to how powerful communication is and has used this skill to enhance every role she has taken on. One constant has remained with her: we must meet people where they are at. Keeping this in mind, combined with her passion and skill for social media, storytelling, and event management, Anna brings a fresh and compassionate understanding to WALC’s mission. Outside the office, you can catch her enjoying a good comedy or horror film, spending time with loved ones, or planning her next adventure.

Kendra Block
Vocational Mentoring Specialist
Cell: 920-479-5081
block@winlit.org

Kendra will be working alongside Dr. Oxana and assisting in the Road to Work Program. 

Kendra previously worked as an Individualized Youth Mentor at Cesa Six here in the Winnebago Area. As a youth mentor, she assisted children with severe emotional disturbances and found that she has a passion for mentoring children. Kendra is currently a Youth Mentor through the Oshkosh Area School District to serve our students with a refugee background and looks forward to starting her Human Services degree from Fox Valley Tech this fall.

In her free time she enjoys being outside in nature, doing yoga, and spending time learning about holistic health and midwifery.

Winnebago Area Literacy Council also employs certified teachers to teach ELL classes.

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