One Voice One Community

Making meaningful change in the lives of those who are struggling.

Who We Are

OVOC Board

Our capable administrators and staff are at your service, committed to addressing all your concerns. We extend a warm welcome to you and encourage you to ask any question, no matter how seemingly trivial or eccentric. Your satisfaction is our paramount goal and we strive to be your trustworthy partners. Let us be your One Voice One Community.

Terry Vassar

President

Reverend Terry Vassar has resided in Fayette County, PA .  He is an entrepreneur of several businesses.  Last year Reverend Vassar helped establish a Diversity Equity & Inclusion Program in the Brownsville Area School District and the Albert Gallatin School District.  He is also the founder of 180 Degrees Empowerment Center as well as the Co-Founder of One Voice One Community. The foundation is a safe haven for youth of Fayette County to combat juvenile reform and a member of the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce. Reverend Vassar has a podcast called Rise and Shine which airs weekly on Facebook.

Reverend Vassar also sits on several boards and advisory groups such as East End United Community Center, Casa of Fayette County and One Voice One Community just to name a few. Reverend Vassar is the current President of the NAACP of Fayette County, where he has helped county residents with local and state concerns.

Reverend Vassar is married to his wonderful wife Sequya Vassar and is a father of five children. Reverend Vassar is a member of City Chapel of Uniontown Pa. under Reverend Leonard Kirby. Reverend Vassar received his degree from Shiloh Bible Institute in 2003 in Ministerial Studies and was ordained as a Reverend in 2015. In 2019 Reverend Vassar enrolled in Evangelical Seminary in pursuit of his Master’s in Divinity.

Terry started with a job making minimum wage and working his way up learning great work ethic and perseverance. Growing from every job he has had and now after 18 years has a successful business in Fayette County where most say it cannot be done.  As Mr. Vassar would say, “it’s not WHERE you are, it’s WHO you are”! He wants to bring hope and vision back to the communities he grew up in through One Voice One Community will provide the youth with Love, Hope, Support, and Direction where they will learn that it is ok to be you.

Jaime Bittner

Vice President

Jaime Bittner has been a resident of Uniontown for 21 years.  She has built her career for the past 20+ years as an Independent Mary Kay Sales Director earning 13 Free cars in those years, 8 of those being Pink Cadillacs.  She and her unit of women have been recognized multiple times in the top of Mary Kay Cosmetics with countless accolades in top sales and team building but her true passion is making an impact with the women she encounters and is blessed to work with.  Mary Kay Ash, Founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, always said “Treat people as if everyone is wearing a sign around their neck that says Make me Feel Important.”  

Jaime has volunteered and held a board seat for many different charities and organizations including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Cancer Society, Ballet Lafayette and has organized fundraisers for multiple charities and organizations in need.  

She is married to her husband, Mike and they have 3 children, Sabrina 27, Maria 20 and Mikey 17.  When Mikey started playing basketball in 5th grade he fell in love with the sport, as did the family.  They met so many great kids and families. It was there that a passion for helping the youth was born for Jaime.  She truly enjoys working with the youth in the community, but also making sure they have equal opportunities and most importantly, choices!  Her goal and vision with One Voice One Community is to make sure that every child knows they have choices for their future and to make ones for the betterment of themselves and the world we live in.

Aaron Zolbrod

Secretary/Treasurer

Aaron Zolbrod was born and raised in Meadville, PA.  He attended East Stroudsburg University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English/Writing. After living in Albuquerque, NM for 10 years, home sick for Pennsylvania, he set up roots in Connellsville and has proud to call it home since 2007. A single father, he has a daughter, Adalina who is 18, and an adopted son Josh, who is 19.

Aaron is the President and Founder of The Health Insurance Store in Connellsville which opened on April 1st, 2008. It started as a one-man operation and has grown to three locations and 12 employees. Right away Aaron immersed himself in the community and served on Connellsville City Council. He also organized an annual citywide litter clean up, volunteered to coach the city’s summer volleyball program, as has been involved in many other philanthropic activities and organizations.

In 2016, Aaron founded T.E.A.C.H. a 501Cs non-profit whose mission it was to work with at risk and disadvantaged kids, which was born after organizing and coaching a travel basketball league and realizing just how many kids needed guidance and mentorship due to being raised in single-parent, no-parent, and dysfunctional homes. He has spent countless hours with local youth and has funded almost 100% of the programming himself.

After a young man Aaron had coached and been involved with was murdered, he and Terry Vassar sat down together and at once realized they had the same vision; to end the cycle of violence, poverty, and dependence in Uniontown and Fayette County. They immediately began working together with a sense of urgency and T.E.A.C.H. became One Voice One Community with the goal of continuing Aaron’s original mission only on a scale 100 times larger where every child in need can get the help they deserve.

Staff

Damita Jones

Youth Program Manager

Damita Jones has been a resident of Uniontown for her entire life.  She is dedicated, hardworking, and compassionate. Her overall professional experience has been in human services the past 25 years. She has a wide range of experiences from mentoring and mothering youth and young adults to training and hiring young adults.

She has been the recreational director of Uniontown City, Fayette County at Grant street park for the past 25 years.  She has worked closely with the Mayor, Uniontown Leadership department and specializes in problem solving, community development, life building skills, safety, the importance of communication, etc.

Damita is very successful at connecting with youth and young adults to assist them with positive transformation.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a life time experience in streetology, which is why she has a successful impact on the youth and young adults.

In addition to her professional impact on communities, Damita is a “minister of mime”. She connects with the younger generation through music and dance. Many church leaders in the Fayette County region and surrounding areas seek after her to teach mime.

Her Passion with One Voice One Community is to continue her life’s calling to impact our youth and their futures for a better tomorrow!

Brittany Johnson

Executive Assistant

Brittany Johnson has been a resident of Uniontown for 8 years. She graduated in 2010 from Connellsville area high school. Brittany continued to further her education at Laurel Business Institute and graduated with an Associate degree as a Medical Assistant. She then later attended The Ultimate Medical Academy where she graduated with an Associate degree as an Administrative Medical Assistant.

Brittany loves caring and helping everyone. She has volunteered and held a seat as the Secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for 3 years. She also volunteered at Grant Street Park in Uniontown for 3 years. Brittany is also a leader of the Praise and Worship team at her Church in Jefferson, PA.

She has 1 Son named X’Zayvian age 13. When X’Zayvian first started playing soccer and football, she fell in love with his excitement and energy and watching him just having fun being around his friends made it so awesome to enjoy. Brittany just knew there would be so much more to come for both of them!  Her Hopes and goals for One Voice One Community is to always let a child know that we are all in this together and together we will overcome every situation.

who we are

We are a team of dedicated people who came together to break the cycle of poverty, violence, and dependence in Fayette County. We will accomplish this goal by changing habits, thought processes and the normalcy of living in despair and destitution.

We need to show kids that there is another way – by creating an environment of support from early childhood through high school graduation and beyond! We must have patience to gently encourage them with mentorship over time so they can reach their full potential. That commitment requires us being available 24/7 for 352 days a year. By supporting or joining our movement you’ll help open up opportunities previously thought impossible in this community.

Our Vision

We recognize that the people of Fayette County are its most valuable asset. Together we can create an inspired and safe environment to learn from our past; foster connections with ourselves and others; honor existing legacies while forging new ones – ultimately creating a thriving community for generations to come.

Our Mission

We strive to promote a sense of unity and community in our shared home, Fayette County. Our 501-c3 organization is devoted to building access to resources for residents through sustainability and resource sharing – allowing everyone the chance at success.

Get Involved

There are many ways to help our cause

Donate

Be a part of the change and provide opportunity for those less fortunate.

Volunteer

Volunteering your special skills and passions to help young people can be one of the most rewarding experiences.