Todd C. Ahlsten

Treasurer and CFO

Todd Ahlsten is the Treasurer and CFO of The Ahlsten Foundation.  He works at Parnassus Investments in San Francisco as the Chief Investment Officer and the lead Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Core Equity Fund. He joined Parnassus Investments in 1995 as a Research Analyst and was previously a Parnassus research intern. In 1998, Todd was promoted to Director of Research and subsequently became Portfolio Manager of the Parnassus Core Equity Fund in 2001. He became Chief Investment Officer in 2008. In 1994, he received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of California, Berkeley with an emphasis in finance and accounting.  Outside of the office, Todd enjoys running and cheering for Bay Area sports teams.


Doris C. Ahlsten

President and CEO

Doris Ahlsten is the President and CEO of the Ahlsten Foundation. She taught high school Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and AP Statistics for over a decade at El Cerrito High and Oakland Technical High School.  Doris received her bachelor's degree in statistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1997. In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, watching sports, and chasing after her five year old twin sons.


Melissa Arciniega

Executive Director and Secretary

Melissa Arciniega is the Executive Director and Secretary of The Ahlsten Foundation.  Melissa earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish literature from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from Cal State Hayward with an emphasis in accounting.  Before joining the Ahlsten Foundation, Melissa worked in the fields of accounting and philanthropy for nearly 20 years.  When not working, she is likely creating a stained glass project or hanging out with her husband and Australian shepherd, Cocoa.