Christine Elsea Mandojana
principal & founder
Christine is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planning Professional with nearly three decades of professional experience serving in various managerial positions at “Big 4” accounting firms and in the tax, finance, and non-profit industries.
Christine founded CEM Tax and Financial Planning in 2006 to cater to the needs of U.S. expatriates worldwide, specializing in U.S. taxation (federal and state) and financial planning. In 2010, she co-founded Brenner & Elsea-Mandojana, LLC and continued to expand her work as a partner of this firm before branching off again in 2020 with her launch of CEM Global Tax Planning, LLC. She has worked professionally in the U.S., Asia, Latin America and Europe, and was also an adjunct professor of accounting at the Universidad del Pacifico in Lima, Peru. Since 2013, Christine has presented the Foreign Service Institute's annual tax seminar. And, starting with the 2021 edition, she authors the federal tax section of the Foreign Service Journal's annual Tax Guide. She holds a BS in Accounting, an MS in International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown University, and a certificate in personal financial planning.
As the spouse of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Christine currently resides in Ankara, Turkey with plans to re-locate to San Jose, Costa Rica in July 2021.
Dina Rosenberg - Senior Associate
Gina Even - senior Associate
Our Senior Associate, Gina Even, joined Brenner & Elsea-Mandojana, LLC in April 2016 and is now part of our team at CEM Global Tax Planning, LLC. She received her Bachelors & Masters degrees in Accounting from University of Iowa, and she has over 10 years of experience in finance and accounting. She is licensed in DC and is Quick Books Certified. Gina is also the spouse of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer. She currently lives in Bogota, Colombia.
Our Senior Associate, Dina Rosenberg, joined Brenner & Elsea-Mandojana, LLC in January 2014 and is now part of our team at CEM Global Tax Planning, LLC. Previously, she clerked in the U.S. Tax Court and worked as an attorney with the IRS and in a private-sector corporation.
Shelby Taylor - Associate
Our Associate, Shelby Taylor, received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Accounting from Miami University in Ohio. She previously interned for a “Big 4” accounting firm and is currently working towards earning her CPA license. Shelby is the spouse of a US military member. She recently moved from Germany to Albuquerque, New Mexico.