Gary Atkins, MSW, LCSW, LCAS-A
Executive Director, Stokes County
Gary’s career began in San Diego, California in the mid-eighties, which led him to graduating from San Diego State University with his Masters in Social Work, and to embracing opportunities that took him across the country, eventually bringing him back to San Diego 25 years later. During this timeframe, he had been an alcohol and drug counselor, behavioral health therapist, program coordinator, program director, deputy director as well as a health & human services adjunct professor at several colleges and universities in Southern California. Now in North Carolina with 35 years of experience, Gary is the Executive Director of October Road Inc. in Walnut Cove, North Carolina.