Eric Koranteng is a private Health Information Analyst (Certified Medical Coding Associate). Born in the West African country of Ghana on July 16, 1959, and the second of four siblings, Eric holds a BSc (Hons) in Land Economy from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. Prior to immigrating to the United States, Eric held the position of Estate Manager with Southern Cross Mining Ltd, a gold mining company. After the collapse of the mining company, Eric formed his own construction company – EKF Construction, providing specialized services to other mining companies in Ghana.
Eric is married with two children. Outside of his private work life, Eric devotes much of his spare time to his Catholic faith at the parish and diocesan level. He has vast experience in church leadership and is well versed with global systems, and how education brings about change, especially in Africa. He holds a Certificate in Lay Leadership from the Institute for Lay Formation at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois. He is an active member of his parish, Our Lady of Peace Parish in Darien, Illinois where he has served as Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council of Our Lady of Peace Parish for 8 years. Currently, Eric is the Chair of the Development Committee of the Diocese of Joliet, Illinois, and an Executive Member of the Diocesan Finance Council of the Diocese of Joliet.
Eric is a Melvin Jones Fellow (MJF) of the Lions Clubs International, with the Kumasi Royal Lions Club in Kumasi, Ghana as his mother club.
Eric loves reading and doing crossword puzzles. He is into jazz music and plays the drums. He is a sports enthusiast with his favorite sports being, soccer, basketball, table tennis, hockey, cricket and lately golf.