Altra Service Professionals Donates to Worthy Cause

Altra Service Professionals challenged the Ocala community to donate to a worthy cause. Co-owners, Bob and Laurie DeChello have a son who attends GraceWay Academy, located on SE 38th St in Ocala, FL. A large structure that was a part of the GraceWay Academy playground had to be removed due to safety concerns. The director of GraceWay Academy, Ruth Bell, graduated to heaven in February of this year. Donations were asked to replace the playground equipment in her memory. Over the past two weeks, Altra Service Professionals asked the Ocala community to donate to the playground fund. Their donations were matched by Altra Service Professionals up to a set amount. “We are pleased that the community stepped up and reached that matching goal,” reported Laurie DeChello.  Bob DeChello added, “We are thankful to be in the position to help honor Ruth in a way that helps the children she loved.” For more information on how you can help, please call GraceWay Academy at 352-629-4523.

About Altra Service Professionals

ASP works with all sizes of health care providers from smaller one site companies to large national organizations. Their close relationship with Fedex allows us to service any state quickly and cost effectively. Whether it’s selling refurbished equipment, consulting, or performing service and repairs, ASP is the company with the experience and integrity other companies trust to work with.

About GraceWay Academy

GraceWay Academy is accreditated by the Florida League of Christian Schools (FLOCS) and the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools (SACS). Their teachers employ the Inquiry-Based Learning teaching method, which is designed to engage the students in a meaningful, teacher-guided journey of discovery that will create a love of learning in your child. Students are not lectured at; class investigations are generated through the students’ own questions and curiosity.

Contact GraceWay Academy at 352-629-4523 and Altra Service Professionals at 888-551.5267.


Laurie DeChello, MPH, CPH is the health educator and a co-owner of Altra Service Professionals, Inc. Laurie writes a health blog for the ASP website regarding issues related to respiratory illnesses and treatment. She is a certified technician repairing ventilators and sleep apnea equipment. She also assists in keeping the office running smoothly. Laurie previously taught courses in the health sciences with Kaplan University. She also taught public health courses at the University of Connecticut and performed epidemiologic research (the spread and control of diseases) also at the University of Connecticut for 11 years. She is widely published in the medical literature. Laurie lives in Florida with her amazing husband, two adorable boys and numerous animals on their small farm. She enjoys cooking and entertaining at her home. Laurie has her Master’s in Public Health and is also Certified in Public Health. If you have a public health question or would like more information about your illness, please contact her at She is also available to develop and lead health seminars.