A small but dedicated group of individuals who work passionately to fulfill ElevArte’s mission.

Linda Alvarado
Finance Manager

Linda has worked in this position since January 2002. Her duties include keeping the books, making payroll, accounts payable, audit preparation, cash-flow projections and general financial management.


Stephanie Barragan
Education Manager
Stephanie Barragan is a Graphic Designer by trade, but a youth advocate by heart. For the past seven years Stephanie has worked in a variety of non-profit settings, with the personal mission of arming youth with the tools to advance their career and educational goals. Working as a graphic designer, teaching artist and administrative staff for creative youth development organizations has given her an appreciation and solid understanding of the inner working of arts organizations. As the Education Manager for ElevArte, Stephanie oversees all areas of education program management, curriculum development, assessments for the organization and strives to ensure quality arts programming for youth. Stephanie is a 2008 Cum Laude graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a degree in Graphic Design.

Thelma Uranga
Communications/Development Coordinator
Thelma joined the ElevArte team in 2011 as the Youth Programs Assistant. As the Communications/Development Coordinator, her current responsibilities include advancing the organization's communication strategies in social media and web maintenance; plus she lends needed support with promotional management and fundraising. Thelma received a BA in Studio Art/Photography from Illinois State University in 2008. A self-proclaimed Juana of all Trades, Thelma is enthusiastic about all things handmade and loves teaching teens to make their own accessories. Other blissful obsessions include baking pies, thrift store shopping and her dog Tula.