meet the team

Chiropractic West Haven CT Team at Shoreline Family Chiropractic
Chiropractor West Haven CT Matthew Paterna


Matthew Paterna D.C.

From 2012-2016 Dr. Paterna served as the President of the CT Chiropractic Council, a position in which he was elected by his peers. He is regarded as a leader in the profession by his colleagues. Hundreds of chiropractors have shadowed and studied under Dr. Paterna and his dedicated team because of their gentle and focused approach to health care.

Dr. Paterna attended Loyola University in Baltimore, MD. and earned his undergraduate degree in marketing and finance in 1995. After his experience with the chiropractor, he attended the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. Dr. Paterna graduated with his Doctor of Chiropractic in 2004. “The natural lifestyle, non-drug approach of chiropractic was so appealing, I had to share it with the world!”

While in chiropractic school, Dr. Paterna originally intended to specialize in sports chiropractic. Once he began to visit chiropractic offices, however, he realized that his profession gave him the opportunity to help people from every walk of life, not just athletes.

Dr. Paterna became convinced that the best chance of living a healthy life clearly begins with gentle pediatric chiropractic care. Getting kids off to a great start through optimal spinal alignment benefits the entire family, from moms, dads, and budding athletes to grandparents, teenagers, and newborns.

“We are creating a legacy of health for families who choose chiropractic care for their children. The younger they start care, the sooner they understand the importance of being proactive with their health.”

- Dr. Paterna

In 2012 Dr. Paterna was voted by his colleagues to represent chiropractic as the President of the CT Chiropractic Council. Dr. Paterna served two terms as President and is currently the immediate past president of the Connecticut State Chiropractic Council (CCC). Currently, Dr. Paterna holds the position of chairman of the board and is actively involved in lobbying for chiropractic coverage for all Connecticut residents.

He’s additionally completed postgraduate courses in pediatric chiropractic and neurology. Dr. Paterna has also been the team chiropractor for two professional baseball organizations and enjoys volunteering his time by mentoring young chiropractors and chiropractic students.

Nationally, Dr. Paterna has been a featured speaker for numerous conferences and conventions, as he feels it is his duty to give back to the profession that has given so much to him.

His memberships and distinctions include:

  • CT Chiropractic Council – Past President 2012-2016 – Current Chairman of the Board
  • The Milford, Orange, and West Haven Chamber of Commerce
  • Rotary Club of Milford
  • The Milford and West Haven Wellness Committee (founding member)
  • Foundation for Wellness Professionals
  • Ultimate Achievers Club – Top 100 Chiropractors in the U.S.
  • International Chiropractic Association (ICA)
  • Eagle Scout Troop 39
  • Coach Milford Little League All-Star Team

Chiropractor West Haven CT Matthew Paterna Dr. Paterna is happily married to Courtney, and they’re the proud parents of Madelyn and Miles, two dogs, and four cats. They love spending time together as a family, skiing, traveling, and volunteering.

When he’s not helping patients, Dr. Paterna enjoys being in the outdoors playing golf, tennis, and softball. He and his wife also support Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America, as well as area Little League teams.

Chiropractor West Haven CT CJ Cameron


CJ Cameron D.C.

Dr. CJ Cameron has been under chiropractic care since he was an infant. His mother experienced the benefits of care and felt it was necessary for her newborn child to see a chiropractor for wellness. As a result, Dr. CJ rarely got sick in his youth and only went to the doctor for physicals. 

Having an athletic background, chiropractic care has kept him healthy and injury-free from pee-wee football to collegiate lacrosse.

“I never missed a game and I am forever grateful to the profession of chiropractic.”

- Dr. CJ Cameron

CJ graduated from the prestigious New York Chiropractic College where he performed his residency at the Depew Health Center in Buffalo. He specializes in caring for athletes and children and has a passion for helping people get well. Outside the office, Dr. Cameron is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys competing in many sports including jiu-jitsu and rock climbing.

Chiropractor West Haven CT Cami Cleaveland


Cami Cleaveland D.C.

Dr. Cleaveland has received chiropractic care since she was 9 years old after a fall. Since then she has relied on chiropractic care to prevent injuries and improve her biomechanics to compete in soccer, from youth leagues through college. She quickly realized that not only did her body move and function better under chiropractic care, but she returned to the field faster than her teammates after injury.

Dr. Cleaveland is originally from Oneonta, NY and graduated from Hartwick College with a bachelor degree in Biology. She continued on to obtain her Doctorate in Chiropractic from Logan University in Chesterfield, MO. She is certified in: Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA), Functional and Kinetic Treatment with Rehabilitation (FAKTR), McKenzie Lumbar Protocol, and Webster Technique for expectant mothers and Breech Babies.

She is excited to join Shoreline Family Chiropractic because she is surrounded by a community who understands the power of an adjustment; “our doctors and patients know the value of chiropractic adjustments beyond spinal complaints. They notice improvements beyond pain, for example, improved sleep, digestion, breathing, and less stress.” She also appreciates the whole body approach of wellness here, with a focus in the office on movement, nutrition, and thoughts.

Chiropractic West Haven CT Jennifer Randpolph

Patient Care Coordinator

Jennifer Randpolph

Jennifer has been with Shoreline Family Chiropractic since fall of 2017. As a child, she went to the chiropractor alongside her mother. At her young age she quickly realized the incredible benefits of chiropractic care. Chiropractic care has also had a wonderful impact on her life as a mother of an active 9 year old and a restaurant server of 10 years and counting. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with family and photography!

Chiropractic West Haven CT Jennifer Kuhl

New Patient Coordinator

Jennifer Kuhl

Jennifer Kuhl has been with Shoreline Family Chiropractic since 2014. Jenn is a firm believer in chiropractic care and a proud mother to her son Easton, who has been receiving care since birth (August 2018). In her free time, she enjoys being outside in the sun, going to the beach, and enjoying life with family and friends.

Chiropractic West Haven CT Chelsea Vargas Patient Coordinator

Patient Care Coordinator

Chelsea Vargas

Chelsea has been with Shoreline Family Chiropractic since February of 2020 and is proud to be serving the community she grew up in. In her spare time, Chelsea likes to cook, spend time with her family, and spend time walking with her Frenchie, Gigi, and working on home improvement projects with her husband, David.


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Shoreline Family Chiropractic

16 Ocean Avenue
West Haven, CT 06516

(203) 932-4476