Elizabeth Chalas Berman ’84
Career Profile: Elizabeth Chalas Berman is the President of Continental Food and Beverage, Inc. (CF&B), exclusive bottler of brand Inca Kola for Coca Cola Company. Prior to joining CF&B, Elizabeth dedicated 15 years to teaching English as a Second Language in the Passaic City school system. During this time, she served on the Executive Board of the Passaic Education Association and was the committee representative of the New Jersey Education Association Convention.
Community Involvement: At CF&B, Elizabeth spearheaded the company’s Community Outreach Department which supports local, national and international organizations. She has volunteered in the Dominican Republic for Friends of Lead Free Children, where the company cleaned up one of the worst lead contamination sites in the world. Her family has also participated in humanitarian aid missions there.
In addition to the Caldwell University Board of Trustees, Elizabeth serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Corporate Board of Advisers of the New York State Federation of Hispanic Chambers of Commerce, and the Executive Board of the Centro Civico Cultural Dominicano, Inc. She also volunteers on various fundraising committees for the Montclair Public Schools, including the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence.
Education: Elizabeth graduated with a B.A. in Education from Caldwell University and completed her post-graduate work at City University of New York, Hunter College.