About Vaccine Connect

Vaccine Connect is a buying group that is focused on saving our members money.

Founded by six pediatricians and operated by practice managers, we know vaccines.
Our team has managed millions of dollars in vaccines in their own practice.
Trust us to help you find the best price from the best supplier.

AMANDA PRITCHETT, MHA
Director of Business Development

AMANDA PRITCHETT, MHA

Hailing originally from Texas, Amanda has extensive experience leading primary care, multi-specialty care, and university health practices. Most recently, Amanda was the CEO of Coastal Pediatric Associates, where she grew the practice from $4 million in revenue to $20 million in revenue in eight years. Amanda excels at practice management and understands vaccine pricing, coding, and reimbursement.

BEN PRITCHETT
Director of Operations

BEN PRITCHETT

Ben comes to Vaccine Connect with a strong background in finance as an Economics and Statistics major at Rice University. For the past twenty years, he worked on the financial side of the energy industry. Today, he utilizes this skill set to handle the finances and information management at Vaccine Connect. Additionally, Ben serves as the point of contact for many members.

KIMBERLY K. CARISTI MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Director

KIMBERLY K. CARISTI MD, FAAP

Dr. Kim Caristi grew up in Parkersburg, WV and went to medical school at West Virginia University after earning her undergraduate degree at Ohio University. She joined Coastal Pediatric Associates in 1992 after completing residency training and serving as chief resident at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Caristi is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

ROBERT A. CARISTI MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Director

ROBERT A. CARISTI MD, FAAP

Dr. Robert Clifford is the Managing Partner at Coastal Pediatric Associates and the Medical Director of Coastal Pediatric Research in Charleston, SC. A Charleston native, he completed medical school and pediatric residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) before joining CPA in 1999. Dr. Clifford is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

W. LAURIN GRAHAM MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Director

W. LAURIN GRAHAM MD, FAAP

Dr. Laurin Graham grew up in Raleigh, NC, and earned his undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill. He attended medical school at MUSC before heading to Washington, DC, for pediatric residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. Upon completion of his residency, he served a year as Chief Resident for the Dept. of Pediatrics at Fairfax Hospital for Women and Children. In 1995, he joined Coastal Pediatric Associates, where he has practiced for 25 years.

KARA B. HUNCIK MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Director

KARA B. HUNCIK MD, FAAP

Dr. Kara Huncik grew up in Tennessee, where she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She earned her Doctor of Medicine at University of Tennessee in Memphis in 2002. After completing her pediatric residency training at MUSC, Dr. Huncik became the Medical Director of the MUSC Medically Fragile Children's Program. When MFCP closed in 2009, Dr. Huncik joined private practice. Dr. Huncik is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

ELIZABETH KIRLIS MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Director

ELIZABETH KIRLIS MD, FAAP

Dr. Kirlis grew up in Sumter, South Carolina and received a BS degree in Marketing from the University of South Carolina before attending the College of Charleston as a biochemistry major. She attended the USC of Medicine and completed residency at Palmetto Health Richland Children's Hospital. Dr. Kirlis has practiced pediatric medicine at Coastal Pediatric Associates since 2013.

STEPHEN STRIPLING MD, FAAP
Pediatrician, Director

STEPHEN STRIPLING MD, FAAP

As the son of a pediatrician, Dr. Stripling’s interest in pediatrics developed at an early age. He received his medical degree from Texas Tech University and completed his residency at the MUSC. After residency, he spent a year as Chief Resident of Pediatrics where he worked as both an educator and resident advocate. He joined the Coastal Pediatric Associates in 2011 and has also established himself as a principal investigator in clinical research trials. Dr. Stripling is board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the AAP.