Tom Perry
Executive Director
Phone: 920-236-5185

Tom has over 20 years in Not-for-profit 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

Julia has a Master’s Degree in Education and over 20 years experience as a public school 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. Julia manages, supports and develops our learner-centered tutoring programs and classes to meet the community literacy needs. She has spent her entire career working to break the cycle of poverty and education inequality.


Dr. Oxana Martynova-Perzentka
Vocational Services Director
Cell: 920-573-5506

Dr. Oxana is a linguistics Associate Professor with 15 years teaching experience at the university level.  She holds her Ph.D. in Philology from Moscow Pedagogical State University.

Dr. Oxana joined the Literacy Council in 2013. She directs the Road to Work program, providing employment literacy training and ongoing assistance to learners.  She acts as a job coach and conducts group sessions to help refugees and immigrants complete their resume, apply online for jobs, develop interviewing skills, and obtain employment. She encourages them to focus on how to continue career development after an entry-level job is obtained, improve their English language skills, work toward a better-paying job, and resolve workplace problems and issues.

Anna Metcalf
Communications & Events Manager
Cell: 920-573-5057

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, that we must meet people where they are at. Keeping this in mind, combined with her passion and skill for social media, story telling, 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.

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