Jan. 06, 2013 @ 01:16 PM

Chapel Hill firm names underwriting risk analyst
CHAPEL HILL – Hill, Chesson & Woody, a health and welfare benefits brokerage and consulting firm that designs, manages and implements employee benefit programs, announced that Joshua King has joined the firm as its underwriting risk analyst.
In the position, King will be responsible for guiding clients and staff in claims tracking and renewal analyses to keep clients informed on their progress periodically, and help set expectations for the upcoming renewal.
Prior to joining HCW, King was an underwriter for Seibels Insurance Technology & Services. He was responsible for examining documents to determine the degree of risk and evaluate the possibility of losses as well as communicating with licensed producers and customer representatives to obtain additional information, explain company underwriting policies or negotiate underwriting decisions.
King received his bachelor’s degree in math with a minor in risk management and insurance from the University of South Carolina in Columbia. 
Kehillah Synagogue announces executive director
CHAPEL HILL – Anne Maner has been appointed executive director of the Kehillah Synagogue. Her first official day is Jan. 21.
She brings more than 13 years of experience in temple administration, according to a news release from the synagogue, most recently as executive director of Temple Beth Orr in Coral Springs, Fla.
She is a senior member of the National Association for Temple Administration, having graduated from the NATA Institute, where she completed a series of courses and exams in membership, public relations, personnel, budgeting and finance, techniques and tools of synagogue management and governance.
Her first foray into temple administration was with Congregation Mickve Israel in Savannah, Ga. While there, she was instrumental in assisting with the 275th anniversary of Mickve Israel in 2008, as well as renovation of the historic sanctuary and construction of a new administration building.
She attended Georgia Southern University and Midlands Technical College in South Carolina. She has two children. Kehillah Synagogue is located at 1200 Mason Farm Road in Chapel Hill.
Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care Inc. announces partner
DURHAM – David R. Sickles has been named managing partner of the Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care of North Carolina, according to a news release.
The center owns and operates the Duke University Medical Center’s department for orthotics and prosthetics, the release states. It has branch offices in Durham, Raleigh and Clayton, as well as in New York in Binghamton, Cooperstown, Elmira and Syracuse.
In the role, he will be responsible for quality patient care, company growth, efficiencies of systems. He will oversee the management of more than 40 employees, as well as further the development and expansion of the center’s services.
Sickles was hired into the Center for Orthotic & Prosthetic Care in 2006 as chief operating officer for the center’s North Carolina operations. Since then, the center has expanded its operations in the state and opened its New York operations.
Prior to joining the center, Sickles was president and CEO for Creative Orthotics and Prosthetics Inc. in Elmira, N.Y. He founded the company in 1985, and was instrumental in its growth from two employees to 70 employees in 10 locations in central New York state.
A graduate of Ithaca College in Ithaca, N.Y., Sickles completed his postgraduate studies in prosthetics at New York University. He was certified in prosthetics by the American Board for Certification in 1981, was certified in orthotics in 2003, and in pedorthics in 1994.
He is a member of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists, and the International Society for Prosthetics & Orthotics. He is also the president for the North Carolina chapter of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.
He lives in Mebane with his wife, Becky.