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2022 Top Forty Under 40 Mover & Shaker Honoree:
Barrington R. Atkins
Dutchess County Legislature
Barrington R. Atkins grew up in the City of Poughkeepsie and attended Clark Atlanta University and Howard University. He is a School Social Worker in the Newburgh City School District; an Adjunct Professor of Sociology at Marist College; an Emergency Room Social Worker at Vassar Brothers Medical Center; and a Dutchess County Legislator. Barrington was drawn to his field by his mother—“Watching her as a social worker, and all she does for the community, her strength, wisdom, and intelligence.” Barrington’s number one career goal is to “continue to make change; dismantle policies and practices that only benefit some and not ALL.”