PROVIDENCE – Swan Point Cemetery, a 200-acre, active, nonsectarian garden cemetery chartered in 1847, announces the appointment of Robert Gubala, of Pawtucket, to the position of family counselor. In this capacity, states a news release, he is responsible for building relationships with prospects and families in the local community to increase awareness of current and new offerings available at the cemetery while implementing a proactive sales program.

Prior to his appointment at Swan Point, Gubala held the position of operations director/assistant to the director at Jones-Walton-Sheridan Funeral Home in Cranston. A certified grief counselor, he also currently serves as president of Leadership Inc., Pawtucket; is a member of the West Warwick Elks Lodge #1697; and a former R.I. Wing Vice Commander in the Civil Air Patrol. Gubala earned his Ph.D. in philosophy – theology, master of divinity and Bachelor of Science in human resource management degrees from Charisma University.

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