People

Lisa E. Wochos, Assistant Attorney General, Office of Attorney General.

Wochos has served as an assistant attorney general in the Bellingham Regional Services Division of the Office of the Attorney General (AGO) since 2001. She has practiced law since 1979, initially in California until 1995 when she relocated to Washington. Since joining the AGO, Lisa has mainly represented public education institutional clients. Her clients are Western Washington University, Skagit Valley College, Whatcom Community College and Education Service District 189. She previously represented Bellingham Technical College, the Department of Social and Health Services and the Department of Licensing. Her practice areas include contracts, employment matters, governance, confidentiality issues and real estate transactions. Prior to joining the AGO, Lisa's practice had emphasized criminal law (defense), personal injury and employment matters.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin (Madison) and Santa Clara University School of Law, Lisa enjoys hiking, biking, boating, gardening and skiing. Lisa and her husband have three nearly-grown children, a dog and two llamas. She serves on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Whatcom County and the Lummi Island Boys and Girls Club.

Suzanne Baker, Assistant to Internal Audit and the Assistant Attorney General.

In her 16 years at Western, Baker has served over 10 years in the offices of the President and 6 years in Financial Aid. A few of her roles during this time include, coordinating scholarship programs; assisting in Student Employment; serving as Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees; Rules Coordinator; and providing administrative assistance to Internal Audit and the Assistant Attorneys General. Prior to her service at Western, Baker worked at Whatcom Community College and a local, private law firm. Baker is an avid traveler and enjoys cooking, reading, and cultural events.

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