Meet Our Board of Directors

The Calvert Coalition for Smart Growth was formed in June 2016.  We are a non-profit 501(c)(4) organization, which allows us to freely get involved with the political process. 

Michael S. King, President. Michael is the Owner of Boyd King Electronics/RadioShack, located directly across Route 4 from the Armory Square site. He and his wife, Wanda, live in Prince Frederick and are both very active in numerous citizens' organizations. 

He attended Calvert County Schools, graduating in 1963 from Calvert Senior High.  He is an

Air Force Veteran and served from 1966-1970.  He attended the University of Maryland and Capitol Institute of Technology.

Dina Chanaud, Treasurer. Dina is an independent Certified Public Accountant. She is a Maryland native and currently lives in Gambrills with her family. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland.

Miriam A. Gholl, Secretary/Webmaster. Miriam worked for the Calvert County Dept. of Planning & Zoning for 31 years before retiring in 2011.  At the time of her retirement, she served in the position of Zoning Planner, and was responsible for writing and updating all Zoning Ordinances.


She lives in Port Republic with her husband, Robert and works part-time for his Real Estate Brokerage (Pax Real Estate) as their webmaster and social media coordinator. She also volunteers as webmaster for the Calvert League of Women Voters and with local community theatres as a Costumer. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland University College.

Robert L. Swann, Board Member. Robert "Bobby" was born near Lower Marlboro, Calvert County, Maryland in 1935. He attended Calvert County public schools and served in Maryland National Guard, 1953-61. 


He has served in numerous Maryland State positions throughout his career. He was Assistant Maryland Comptroller of the Treasury from 1974-94; Deputy Comptroller of the Treasury from 1994-99; and was appointed by the Governor as Comptroller of the Treasury from July 9, 1998 to January 25, 1999 to replace Louis L. Goldstein, who died July 3, 1998. He was also a Calvert County Commissioner from 2000-2002. 

Bobby is now retired and lives in Solomons with his wife, where he remains active in the community.

Kirk Swain, Board Member. Kirk is a business professional with 45 years experience in direct marketing. He is a Principal in, which was co-founded by his father, John Swain, and is located in the Calvert Industrial Park in Prince Frederick. He has also founded several other corporations.

Outside his work, Kirk is known for his community service, and the list of Calvert County organizations with which he has been involved is extensive. He has received numerous awards for his exemplary service and philanthropic commitment, including the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce's John C. Smith Award for Outstanding Achievement and the Sarbanes Senate Productivity Award, to name a couple. He attended Old Dominion University and currently lives in Chesapeake Beach with his wife, Lilibeth.

Dana Sneade Banyasz, Board Member. Dana was born in Calvert County and, since obtaining a Business Management Degree from Salisbury University, has worked full-time at Sneade's Ace Home Center, her family's business. She is the the third-generation, following in her grandparents' and parents' footsteps in running their local business. Prior to attending college, she worked after school and summers to stay active in the business.

Dana enjoys working with youth and is a youth leader at her church. She also enjoys spending time with her family, being outside, fitness, helping others and traveling. 


Dana and her husband currently reside in Huntingtown. 


Wanda T. King, Director

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Wanda T. King, Director

Philip Mohler, Director