Our Staff


Our Staff

Kristen Campbell, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner:

Kristen Campbell is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at Indigo Dermatology. Her professional interests include anti-aging aesthetics, acne treatments, and skin cancer screenings. 

Kristen began her career as a Registered Nurse, working many years on a busy cardiology unit. In 2012, she went on to earn her Master's degree as Nurse Practitioner at the University of Central Florida and was inducted into the Delta Epsilon Lota Honor Society. While in school, her clinical studies included dermatology, where she developed a desire to work in this field. Since graduating, she has gained extensive experience in aesthetic medicine, including fat sculpting and laser treatments. 

Kristen has been a long time Cocoa Beach resident and graduated from Satellite High school. On her time off, she enjoys boating and finding fishing spots with her husband and young son. She also volunteers in her area with the Surf Rider Foundation and Cocoa Beach High School to support local conservation. 

Kristen is proud member of Dr. Thareja’s team and with each patient gives individualized and compassionate care. She looks forward to taking care of your dermatology needs at his Melbourne office.


Valerie Halstead, Board Certified Nurse Practitioner:

Valerie Halstead obtained both her Master’s Degree and Doctoral Degree in Nursing from the University of Miami. She is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society, and is an active member of the Florida Center for Nursing Action Coalition. Additionally, she is a member of the Florida Association of Nurse Practitioners and the National Academy of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners.

Valerie’s passion for skin care is rooted in her genuine desire to make women and men feel like their best selves. She enjoys practicing both medical and cosmetic dermatology, and values building trusting relationships with her patients. She is passionate about education and enjoys spending time teaching patients about disease processes and treatments available to them. Further, she continuously strives to work alongside her patients to create realistic care plans that are individualized to their specific wants and needs.

Valerie is originally from Melbourne, FL. In her free time she enjoys going to the beach and trying out new workout classes in her neighborhood. She is excited to be a part of Indigo Dermatology’s team and looks forward to assisting with any of your dermatology needs.

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