Meet the Radiology Team
John S. Pellerito, MD, FACR, FAIUM, FSRU
Scientific Program Director
John is the Vice Chair of education and Director of the Peripheral Vascular Laboratory in the department of Radiology at Northwell Health in Manhasset, New York. Dr. Pellerito serves as the Program Director for the Radiology Residency Program and Body Imagong Fellowshop at North Shore- Long Island Jewish Hospitals. He is also Professor of Radiology at the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.
John graduated from New York University and was awarded his M.D. from Albany Medical College. He practiced as a radiologist at Yale - New Haven Hospital before taking up his current position at Northwell Health. He is the author of numerous publications and has made a contribution to many organizations, including acting as a Board examiner for the American Board of Radiology.
David Beatty Crawford, MB. (MD), FRCR
Beatty grew up near Belfast in Northern Ireland. After his radiology residency in the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, he was awarded a fellowship which brought him to the U.S.A. and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 1975, he moved to Connecticut, where he worked at the University of Connecticut Health Center. It was during his time at UCONN that he came up with the idea of organizing an international radiology conference.
His first conference was in Killarney, Ireland, in 1979. It was a huge success and thirty four years later he is still as passionate as ever about his vocation. In the late 1980’s Beatty left UCONN and formed Radiology International Inc. continuing with his passion for organizing international congresses. Over the years he has been Chief of Radiology at Sharon Hospital in Connecticut and was also a staff radiologist at The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio. He returned to Connecticut after retiring from being a full time radiologist and continued with locum work until 2007.
Beatty now lives in Hillsborough, not far from Belfast, in Northern Ireland and spends part of his time in Provence, France, at his second home. His hobby is as a navigator (co-driver) in car rallies.
F. Heather Crawford MA, H.Dip.Ed., DASE
Heather grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and studied Modern Languages and English Literature at Trinity College in Dublin. She now lives in Hillsborough. Northern Ireland. She also holds post graduate qualifications in education. She was a teacher of English and English Literature for a number of years and continues to be involved in the United Kingdom state examinations process.
Heather joined the team in 2010 and has since that time added greatly to the communication and marketing efforts of Radiology International. Her English skills keep all of our materials in order. Her sunny disposition and smiling face at the Hospitality Desk are always there to greet our attendees.
Heather enjoys travelling, and working with Radiology International gives her this opportunity, in addition to allowing her to use her French and German language skills.
Talong Ju, BS, MS
Talong was born and grew up in Taiwan before leaving for the U.S.A. twenty five years ago. His BS is in electrical engineering and his MS is in computer science. He is currently employed by a hospital group as a PACS administrator.
In 2005, when Radiology International was planning a conference in China, Beatty met Talong, who was then handling PACS in the radiology department. As they say, the rest is history. Talong took charge of the audio- visual requirements in China and of course his command of the Chinese language was invaluable. He was so essential to our efforts that he has since become an important member of our team handling all of the technical and IT elements.
Talong can often be seen walking or running in and around the conference site. He is a confirmed vegan and exercise is part of his daily life. He lives in West Simsbury, Connecticut with his wife Shumei and his two children.
Director of Radiology International Inc.
In September 2019, Henry Wrotniak, owner of HRW Associates Inc. and Sanditz Travel, acquired Radiology International, Inc. Sanditz Travel partnered with Radiology International Inc. as their official travel agency in 2013, assisting with booking air tickets, hotel program reservations and post tour programs for the past 14 conferences.
Nadine Green, has taken the position of Director of Radiology International Inc. She brings 30+ years of industry experience and looks forward to her new role and meeting more of the Radiology family.
Kendra Palaia, B.S
Working alongside Nadine is Kendra Palaia, Meeting Coordinator. Kendra obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality & Tourism Minoring in Geography through Central Connecticut State University. Kendra has previously worked in private events in an elite private Country Club and looks forward to helping operations run smoothly in future conferences.