Marla Garchik - Founder and CEO 

Marla Garchik is a philanthropist, enthusiast and Autism Advocate. She is the founder of Peace Love Solve, The Seashell Project and Whistle for Change.

Because of her personal journey she created an apparel and lifestyle brand to spread autism awareness, acceptance, kindness and inclusion for children and adults on the autism spectrum. Made with love, a portion of each sale is generously donated to Autism Speaks. Marla also spearheads specialty campaigns for Peace Love Solve to benefit other charities. She serves as an active Board Member of The Garchik Family Foundation and the Autism Speaks Washington DC and Palm Beach Chapters. Is also a past Board of Governor’s member for the Hebrew Home of Greater Washington. In 2017 Marla was recognized by Jewish Women International (JWI) as a Women to Watch. In 2018 Marla and her husband Steve were also honored as past chairs for the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. In March of 2020, Garchik was recognized by the founder of Autism Speaks for her outstanding philanthropy and contributions to the organization by receiving the first Wright Family Legacy Award.

Marla's work as a philanthropist, social entrepreneur and community leader, who uses her voice to make positive change for so many issues aligns with other causes close to her heart.

She has played significant roles in many charities, having served as a Chair, committee member, sponsor or volunteer for: Autism Speaks, Love Serving Autism, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, JDRF, CSSAC, Hebrew Home of Greater Washington, JSSA, Jewish Federation, American Heart Association, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Palm Beach County Food Bank, The Achievement Center, Farrah Fawcett Foundation, American Cancer Society, NAMI, Our Minds Matter, 211 Helpline, Alliance for Eating Disorders, Boca Raton's Promise, Impact 100, Kindness Matters 365 and more. What inspires Marla to serve so many organizations is an innate desire to help others, to bring some peace and kindness to the world, and to support others in need who feel that they are alone and don’t know where to turn.

Marla Lives in Highland Beach with her amazing son, loving husband and puppy. Her three beautiful grown children live in Boca Raton Florida and in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. She is an extremely proud Grandmother of five and a Great Aunt of four. She is an identical twin and one of five sisters. She enjoys spending time with her family, long walks on the beach, traveling, cooking, playing tennis, practicing yoga, and helping others.


Rochelle Menin - Chair- Peace Love Solve

Shelley Menin is a Board Member and Chair for Peace Love Solve. An apparel Company that spreads Autism awareness, acceptance, kindness and inclusion. Menin also oversees the Peace Love Solve Ambassador program. The program empowers others to embrace differences by sharing the peace love solve mission. She is an advocate for diversity, inclusion and community engagement.

Menin’s focus is to provide advocacy, education, support and public awareness for all individuals and families affected by mental illness by aligning herself with other like minded organizations.

She is actively involved, volunteers her time and has chaired numerous charity events, including the Kravis Center Center, Alliance for Eating Disorders, Jewish Federation, Palm Beach County Food Bank, Autism Speaks, Jamie’s Tennis Angels Foundation, NAMI, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and more.

“When it comes to my community work, I am most proud of helping others and making a difference in their lives,” Menin said.


Ariana Donovan - Director of Community Outreach


Ariana joined the Peace Love Solve family as a brand Ambassador in 2018. Dedicated to Community outreach and engagement. Works with a wide variety of community demographics to formulate community partners.

She is best known as a TIK TOK star and Lip-sync video creator who also became known for posting relatable vlogs that included popular songs and sounds. She has earned more than 120,000 followers for ariana.donovan account. 


Tim Quinn - Advisory Board Member
Co Founder Halo 42
Tim Quinn, a world-renowned makeup artist and former Vice President of Armani for 20 years, has dedicated his illustrious career to making people feel beautiful and confident. His passion for beauty knows no bounds, even during a challenging year-long cancer treatment, where he found solace in uplifting the spirits of nurses and patients with makeup and skincare advice. Tim's true gift of radiating love and joy has touched countless lives, driving him to create positive transformations. "As amazing as my life had been, most anyone who knows me, will attest to the fact that I have always believed that true beauty shines from within and what really ignites my soul is helping others discover their joy".

Halo42, a brand of Mindful Beauty solutions, is a passion project for Quinn. "I find such joy in creating not only products that perform, but also in guiding others on their personal discoveries of their own beauty".

Currently, Quinn serves as a chair and board member for Peace Love Solve (which supports Autism Speaks and other non-profits), the Farrah Fawcett Foundation and the Mass General Hospital Cancer Center in Boston

And, his career secret is no different. “Be authentic,” he says. “Show up, be thankful and humble — and surround yourself with people who support your dreams. And finally” — he pauses — “give back.”         



Jack Garchik - Peace Love Solve Advisory Board Member

Grandiose Real Estate Sales Associate

Real Estate Investor

Diamond Husky Streetwear Founder

Jack is a full time student at Lynn University in Boca Raton. Studying Business and Entrepreneurship. Jack is also a licensed Real Estate Agent at Grandiose Real Estate. He brings a sharp skillset into the office as well as into the field of Real Estate. He also provides top-notch insights & current trends in the real estate market and more.

Diamond Husky Streetwear Founder   www.diamondhuskystreetwear.com 

Autism Speaks Ambassador and Love Serving Autism Ambassador

USTA  ACE -  “Florida youth tennis player has been recognized by the United States Tennis Association for positively impacting his community through creative and impactful tennis programs.15-year-old Jack Garchik of Highland Beach was selected as a Net Generation Ace by USTA Florida, for embodying the youth tennis program’s character pillars: respect, responsibility, listening, effort, teamwork, and sportsmanship.” Jack continues to positively impact his community by mentoring younger children going through what he experienced being on the autism spectrum. The Net Generation Aces program emphasizes the character pillars of respect, responsibility, listening, effort, teamwork, and sportsmanship--and he nails them all.

“Being selected to represent the United States Tennis Association in the Net Generation Aces program is an honor and a privilege," said Garchik 

"I spent the most amazing weekend at the US Open. I was able to meet tennis greats while also participating in meetings, discussing our goals and visions with fellow Aces. It inspired me and empowered me to do even more in the tennis community.  I’m extremely grateful for the experience.”

As a result, in 2019, he joined the 16 other selected youth for a four-day VIP trip to the US Open including Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, and took part in a working session with USTA senior management and professional players to learn more about the impact tennis has on young players’ lives. 

Craig Morris, the USTA’s Chief Executive of Community Tennis, added: “We feel reaching young athletes through their peers is a powerful and effective way to continue growing the sport."

Jack Garchik was 2 1/2 years old at the time his parents heard the words, "your child has autism" Imagine hearing those words.... Life as you've known it is forever changed. Every 11 minutes, another family will hear these four life-altering words; words that define the facts, but did not define Jack.
At the time Jack was given the PDDNOS label, he was 1 in 150 children who received this distressing diagnosis (in 1980 the diagnosis rate was 1 in 10,000). Now, he is 1 in 54. Yet, Jack is one of the lucky few who benefitted from an early start in an amazing intervention program. Jack had the opportunity to participate in an extremely intense early intervention program of 42 hours a week of ABA therapy. That is what gives him the strength to advocate for so many others who are affected by Autism.


Yasir Bashir Autism Speaks Advocate

Peace Love Solve Brand Ambassador

Whistle for Change Advisory Board Member

Mr. DC 2022 Yasir Bashir is a celebrity public figure and winner of the Mr. DC 2022 title. Bashir was Raised in the DMV area and attended UMD. Celebrity makeup artist Yasir Bashir has worked with names like Gayle King, Alicia Quarles, Maria Shriver, Andrea Mitchell, Michelle Trachtenberg, Cathrine Schwarzenegger and some of the most powerful politicians in Washington DC.

Bashir say's, "people who are kind and compassionate are change makers". He has volunteered his time at Crowder Owens Food Bank in Washington, DC and supports the mission of Autism Speaks. He is also a Peace love Solve brand ambassador and a Whistle for Change board of directors. Bashir feels that it is critical to end the stigma associated with mental health. "Children and adults on the Autism Spectrum have a significantly increased risk in developing a mental health disorder".

In Yasir's spare time he chooses to give back to the community by spreading kindness, inclusion, autism awareness and autism acceptance. He enjoys traveling, listening to music, exercising, reading and spending quality time with his family. 

Margie Halem - Advisory Board Member

A consistent top producer at Compass. As a reputable agent on the DC real estate scene, Margie Halem is ranked among the top 1% of agents nationwide by the Wall Street Journal and has been named one of the DC area's Best Realtors by Washingtonian and Bethesda Magazine.

Margie's personal connections with clients is even more important. All receive her undivided attention, and face-to-face meetings as well as her personal networking. Margie is a skilled negotiator, detail-oriented and highly accessible. She is also committed to community causes and has served as chair for the National Walk for Autism Speaks and the 2019 Open You Heart Campaign Co-Chair for the American Heart Association. She has also been nominated for the American Heart Association's  Leaders of Impact 2023.

Margie continues her work with numerous charities, having served as a chair, committee member, sponsor or volunteer. Margie has consistently been named one of the DC area’s “Best Realtors" in Bethesda and Washingtonian magazines. Voted "2023 Best Realtor" in Bethesda Magazine.


Jesse Garchik Advisory Board Member and Consultant

Garchik Consulting Solutions (GCS) provides critical support and strategic solutions to small businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Their ultimate goal is to help people and organizations realize their full potential and achieve success. Whether it's fundraising and event planning, content creation or strategic planning, GCS is there for YOU!

Prior to founding Garchik Consulting Solutions, Jesse Served as the Director of Development for the Greater Washington Region office of the American Heart Association, cultivating new relationships and stewarding donors. She executed several events each year, including an annual black tie gala at the five-star Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, DC. She helped raise millions of dollars to build a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke and never backed down from a challenge.

In 2018, Garchik Consulting was contracted to support the 21st annual Heart Ball Gala which took place in February 2019 and raised a record breaking $2.3M.

Jesse graduated in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is devoted to philanthropic causes including: Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, American Heart Association and Autism Speaks, to name a few.