2500 E. Howard Avenue
St. Francis, WI 53235


Meet the Executive Director

Thea Vorass

Thea has worked in senior care for over 10 years. Most recently she was Lifestyle Director at The Arboretum. She is a certified music therapist and earned her Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Thea has found Laureate Group’s philosophy aligns well with her own.   “Laureate Group gives residents an opportunity to live life to the fullest, to continue to learn, grow and develop their inner selves. This creates meaning and purpose for our seniors.” 

Thea strives to make a positive difference in the lives of our residents each day. “I have learned so much about my own life in hearing all of the stories, wisdom and experiences of our seniors.  A senior once told me of all of life’s lessons, the most important to remember is the golden rule: ‘treat others as you would want to be treated,’ and I strive to do this in all aspects of my life”. 

On a personal note, Thea lives in Brown Deer with her husband and two children.  She is active in the community as a member of the American Music Therapy Association both on a national and local basis.  She has played the cello in many community orchestras and currently pursues her passion for music by performing in local bands.  

Consider Becoming a Volunteer

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference? Consider becoming a volunteer at Howard Village. Join a generous team of folks who choose to share their lives with everyone who calls Howard Village home. Volunteer on a regular basis or organize a one-time event. Here are a few examples of what is happening at Howard Village:

Our Friends of St. Francis Library ensure that our villagers have plenty of books, tapes, cds to enjoy on an ongoing basis.

Pastor John, Father Karl, Father Russ, Deacon Jim all provide spiritual support to those at Howard Village through religious services, memorial services, rosary and communion. 

We are grateful for a multitude of community volunteers who help out with activities such as craft projects, bingo, art therapy, Valentine deliveries, shopping and special events. 

Marquette Junior Volunteer Program has been working with Howard Village for at least 8 years.  It is a group of students who assist with activities such as bingo, horse races, parties, and ceremonies.  Everyone enjoys their contributions!

There are many different ways that you can make a difference at Howard Village! What do you have in mind?

For more information call Jodi in Lifestyles at (414) 489-1400.